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11th Annual Healing Connecticut's Children Conference

HealingCTKids.JPEGOn May 22, CHDI hosted the 11th Annual Healing Connecticut's Children: The Trauma Focused Evidence-Based Practice Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center. 
DCF Commissioner Vanessa Dorantes congratulated the more than 400 attendees for their success using evidence-based treatments to help children and youth recover from trauma. 
CHDI's Vice President for Mental Health Initiatives, Jason Lang, highlighted the progress Connecticut has made in the past decade to address the trauma needs of children and families. Since we started this work:
  • 13,000 children have received a trauma-informed evidence-based treatment (EBT) 
  • 1,300 clinicians across 186 sites are delivering EBTs
  • Data show EBTs outperform usual care and reduce disparities by race and ethnicity
The conference featured 38 mini sessions and 39 breakout session options on a range of topics related to trauma and evidence-based practices. Click here to view photo from the conference. Learn more about our work to address trauma.


Support for this work and conference is in collaboration with the CT Department of Children and Families, Court Support Services Division, and grant from SAMHSA as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network